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Ex-Kanazawa University President Yamazaki to become 1st head of new Fukushima research hub

On July 22, the government announced that former Kanazawa University President Yamazaki Koetsu (70) will become the president of the Fukushima international research and education organization, which will be launched in the coastal area of Fukushima Prefecture in April next year. The cabinet endorsed the appointment on the same day. He will lead and operate the hub of international education….Read more

  • July 23, 2022
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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SOCIETY > Human Rights

Racial harassment at universities in focus as Kyoto poll exposes lack of tailored rules

KYOTO — Academics in Kyoto are calling for countermeasures against “racial harassment” at universities following a survey highlighting the lack of specific rules at surveyed institutions, with one expert describing the issue as one “bringing each university’s stance on human rights and diversity into question.”   A 28-year-old “Zainichi” Korean resident of Japan living in Kyoto was shocked by the….Read more

  • June 26, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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Japanese students apparently steer clear of America due to TOEFL

Toyo Keizai Online reprinted a research paper published in mid-June by Dai-Ichi Life Research Institute delving into the continued decline in the number of Japanese students studying in the United States over the past two decades, focusing on the extremely sharp drop between FY2007 and FY2010. The number of Japanese students in the United States plummeted from 34,000 to 21,300….Read more

  • July 18, 2022
  • , Shukan Toyo Keizai
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Imperial couple mark 70th anniversary of Fulbright program

Saturday’s Yomiuri and Sankei wrote that the Emperor and Empress attended a ceremony in Tokyo on Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Fulbright exchange program. Some 6,600 Japanese and 2,900 Americans have participated in the program since its establishment in 1952. The papers wrote that reflecting on his own experience of studying abroad, the Emperor said in….Read more

  • July 2, 2022
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Weakened yen hammers Japanese students in U.S.

After her overseas study plans were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yu Nagashima could finally enjoy campus life and in-person classes in California.

  • June 29, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:51 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Japan university event spotlights artistic talent of Ukraine through photo and film works

TOKYO — An event showing works by Ukrainian photographers and female filmmakers from Ukraine is underway at Tokyo’s Sophia University, from the wish to have visitors learn about the country through art and culture.   The event “Artistic Ukraine” consists of a photo exhibit featuring 51 works taken by four Ukrainian photographers, and a screening of six short films to….Read more

  • June 23, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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EDUCATION > English Language

No local lingo please: City in Japan holding English boot camps to build kids’ confidence

MUNAKATA, Fukuoka — The southwest Japan city of Munakata is holding “English camps” where the city’s fourth graders spend an entire day only speaking English with foreign teachers in a bid to build up children’s confidence that they can make themselves understood in the foreign language.   The municipal government in Fukuoka Prefecture launched the program in the 2019 academic….Read more

  • June 23, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Education ministry aims to attract 300,000 foreign students by 2027

Mainichi and Nikkei wrote that the Education Ministry said on Wednesday that it will step up efforts to attract more foreign students and send more Japanese students abroad. The number of international students in Japan slid from more than 310,000 in fiscal 2019 to 242,000 in fiscal 2021. The number of Japanese students going overseas dropped from about 120,000 in….Read more

  • June 23, 2022
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Japan aims to regain 300,000 foreign students

Nikkei wrote that the Education Ministry will step up efforts to bring in more foreign students and send more Japanese students abroad, seeking to revive cross-border study to pre-pandemic levels by 2027. The travel ban instituted after the pandemic dealt a serious blow to such student traffic, alarming a corporate sector eager to attract overseas talent. The number of international….Read more

  • June 22, 2022
  • , Nikkei
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EDUCATION > Study Abroad

Now admitting: Japan aims to regain 300,000 foreign students

TOKYO — Japan’s education ministry will step up efforts to bring in more foreign students and send more Japanese counterparts abroad, Nikkei learned Tuesday, seeking to revive cross-border study to pre-pandemic levels by 2027.   The travel ban instituted after the pandemic dealt a serious blow to such student traffic, alarming a corporate sector eager to attract overseas talent.  ….Read more

  • June 22, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:15 a.m.
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